Two Corentyne fishermen die after being set on fire

The police say they are investigating an incident where at about 2300h on September 06, 2011, a man allegedly threw gasoline on fishermen Veran Motilall, 45 years of Bloomfield, Corentyne, and Leonard Fernandes, 15 years of Rosehall, Corentyne, and around the fishing boat that they were in at the Albion Koker, Corentyne, and lit it afire.

Police say Motilall and Fernandes suffered burns about their bodies and were admitted to the New Amsterdam Hospital where Motilall died yesterday and Fernandes succumbed early this morning.

The suspect has been arrested and is in police custody assisting with the investigations.


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